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Migration flows are shaped by a complex combination of self-selection and out-selection mechanisms. In this paper, the authors analyze how existing diasporas (the stock of people born in a countryExpand
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Where on Earth is Everybody? The Evolution of Global Bilateral Migration 1960-2000
Global matrices of bilateral migrant stocks spanning 1960-2000 are presented, disaggregated by gender and based primarily on the foreign-born definition of migrants. More than one thousand census andExpand
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Migrant Networks and Foreign Direct Investment
While there exists sizeable literature documenting the importance of ethnic networks for international trade, little attention has been devoted to studying the effects of networks on foreign directExpand
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A Global Assessment of Human Capital Mobility: The Role of Non-Oecd Destinations
Discussions of high-skilled mobility typically evoke migration patterns from poorer to wealthier countries, which ignore movements to and between developing countries. This paper presents, for theExpand
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Brain Waste? Educated Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market
The authors investigate the occupational placement of immigrants in the U.S. labor market using census data. They find striking differences among highly educated immigrants from different countries,Expand
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Trade Policy and Loss Aversion
We develop a political economy model where loss aversion and reference dependence are important in shaping people’s preferences over trade policy. The policy implications of the augmented modelExpand
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A New Profile of Migrants in the Aftermath of the Recent Economic Crisis
Growing international migration and diverse characteristics of migrant populations make internationally comparable high-quality data on migrants essential. Regular update of these data is crucial toExpand
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Agoa and Apparel: Who Captures the Tariff Rent in the Presence of Preferential Market Access?
The United States grants preferential (tariff- and quota-free) market access to a list of products from eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).Expand
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Remittances and the Brain Drain: Skilled Migrants Do Remit Less
It has been argued that the adverse impact of skilled versus unskilled labor migration can be mitigated or even offset by the fact that skilled migrants remit more than unskilled ones. This paperExpand
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The perversity of preferences : GSP and developing country trade policies, 1976 - 2000
Industrial countries maintain special tariff preferences, namely the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), for imports from developing countries. Critics have highlighted the underachieving natureExpand
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